Will My Dental Implant Procedure Be Painful?

March 11, 2020

Are you considering dental implants, but concerned that it will hurt? This is a common fear among individuals who are looking to replace one or more teeth.

Rest assured, when you choose a qualified dentist, dental implants are the closest replacement to healthy, natural teeth with a high success rate and minimal discomfort reported by patients.

While every patient’s experience will be different, here are the answers to the most common questions people ask when concerned about pain associated with dental implants:

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, Choosing an implant dentist, dental implant process, what to know about implants

Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Could Save Over $4 Billion in Dental Visits

March 6, 2020

While you may not save $4.1 billion yourself, you might save a significant amount of money by using sugar-free gum to help prevent tooth decay.

Today, nearly all adults experience tooth decay, as do most children. The cost of treatment adds up, and it is estimated that 60% of dental healthcare costs are associated with tooth decay.

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Topics: overall health

What to Expect At Your Initial Dental Implant Consultation

January 23, 2020

When considering dental implants, people often have a mixture of emotions when deciding to set up an initial meeting with a dentist. It’s very common to feel nervous and research a lot of dental implant questions to determine if this is the best solution for tooth loss replacement.

There are great resources about what to expect when getting dental implants, and it can be especially reassuring to know what will occur at the initial consultation.

Although every dentist will deliver a slightly different experience, this post covers an overview of what you can expect at your first appointment and steps you should take to ensure you are choosing the best dental implant expert for the procedure.

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, Choosing an implant dentist, dental implant process, what to know about implants

What to Expect After Getting Dental Implants

December 17, 2019

Getting dental implants to replace missing or damaged teeth can be a long process from start to finish. Patients who may benefit from the procedure will often ask common questions such as what to expect after getting dental implants and what the recovery time and post-operative care will be like. We’ll answer that in this blog, along with explaining the procedures that make up dental implant surgery.

The process of placing dental implants has several steps, with their own recovery times and precautions to take along the way. Each patient’s surgery can be different, depending on the health of your teeth and jawbone, and on how many implants are needed. Your AAID-credentialed implant dentist will talk with you about the specifics of your care and explain what the best approach is for you as a patient. In some cases, some of these steps may be able to be combined, shortening the total surgery and recovery time.

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, dental implant process, what to know about implants, Dental implant procedure

Change Your Life with Dental Implants

August 30, 2019

Plenty of things can change your life. Winning the lottery, for one. But when it comes to living your life to the fullest, there’s nothing like a great-looking smile to build confidence and make you feel like you’re putting your best foot forward.

If you’re missing teeth, smiling can often be a struggle. Along with chewing your favorite foods, speaking comfortably and naturally, or even being as active as you’d wish.

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, what to know about implants, Board Certified Implant Dentist, Credentialed Implant Dentist

Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Prevent You from Improving Your Smile

July 22, 2019

Patients are often anxious about the process of getting dental implants. It's a significant oral surgery, but can have many long-term positive effects on your appearance, smile and dental health.

It's important to keep in mind that dental implant surgery, when performed by a qualified implant dentist, is the most effective method of replacing missing teeth. It has an excellent success rate, and provides stable, long-lasting replacements for your natural teeth. These results simply can’t be duplicated with older methods, like bridgework.

There are several questions and concerns I often hear from patients in my own practice. Here are the honest answers I provide to my patients to help address these anxieties:

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, dental implant process, Dental implant procedure, Dental anxiety

Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Implant Dentist

June 18, 2019
 
If you're looking for information regarding dental implants, there's no resource more trusted than  the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the oldest organization in the world dedicated to implant dentistry.
 
We asked Dr. Sanford N. Schwartz, DDS, FAAID, a Fellow of the AAID, to weigh in on some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants.
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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, Choosing an implant dentist, dental implant process, what to know about implants, Credentialed Implant Dentist

3 Reasons to Choose an AAID-credentialed Implant Dentist

May 31, 2019
 
If you’re considering dental implants, it’s important to choose a dentist with experience and knowledge you can trust. Here are three reasons why it’s a smart move to select a dental implant dentist credentialed by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID):
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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, Choosing an implant dentist, what to know about implants, Board Certified Implant Dentist, Credentialed Implant Dentist

Are You Eating Your Way to Tooth Loss?

May 16, 2019
 
Have you lost one or more teeth? Then it may be helpful to have a discussion with an implant dentist about the types of food you eat. 

Studies suggest that the "inflammatory potential" of your diet can impact your oral health. Specifically, researchers found that an anti-inflammatory diet may lead to fewer lost teeth. The data in this research came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Topics: overall health

Your Dentist Might Be the First to Notice Your High Blood Pressure

April 30, 2019

Everyone knows regular visits to the dentist are important. But they may be even more beneficial than you thought.

Why? Because you might have hypertension without realizing it. Often referred to as high blood pressure, hypertension often has no significant signs or symptoms, yet it can cause serious health problems.

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Topics: overall health

About LifeSmiles

The LifeSmiles blog empowers individuals struggling with dental problems to find reliable, practical information and advice on dental implants and how to find a qualified implant expert. Our goal is to ensure that quality care and peace of mind is available to every dental implant patient.

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